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BASTARD OF THE SKIES & GRIMPEN MIRE: Two New Psalms From Crushing Split Sullying The Airwaves Of Decibel

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Today, Decibel Magazine celebrates the soul-crushing split offering from two of the most volatile volume peddlers of the UK’s underground doom/sludge/noise community: BASTARD OF THE SKIES and GRIMPEN MIRE.

Released via Manchester-based Future Noise Recordings, the seven-track split offers up new frothy psalms of creeping dread from both acts, all recorded by BASTARD OF THE SKIES guitarist/vocalist Matt Richardson at his own Full Stack Studio and mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Khanate, Khlyst).

BASTARD OF THE SKIES monopolizes Side A, with four cavernous, bass-heavy odes of gnarly fist-clenching, noise rock making their twenty allotted minutes feel like twenty-years of ugliness, corruption and anger as the unstoppable mega-riffs pile to the sky. Side B is enforced by GRIMPEN MIRE’s sonic pollution, and their twenty-minutes are spent with but three tunes, each hurling the listener down into a deeper, darker pit of disease, hopelessness and despair. Champions The Sludgelord, “This is an outstanding release showcasing two of the UK’s finest and heaviest bands from the doom/sludge metal scene… a must have release. Spellbinding and creepy as hell.” Adds Blog Of Putrefaction, “This split displays some excellent songwriting from two veterans of the UK doom scene, and if syrupy riffage is your thing then this is definitely worth your time, good stuff!” Yell Magazine agrees, “This is dark doom and savage sludge for anyone feeling languid and heavy this summer.”

Turn up and feel the rumble of BASTARD OF THE SKIES’ “Old Vessels” and GRIMPEN MIRE’s “Fragments Of Forgotten Craft,” now decimating the Deciblog at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, you can check out BOTS’ A-side opener “Yarn,” alongside GRIMPEN MIRE’s B-side lead-off, “The Hollow Wreck,” still wreaking havoc at Cvlt Nation at  THIS LOCATION.

The split LP is currently available via Future Noise Recordings in a limited run of 300 copies on black vinyl, each including a download card. Order yours today HERE.

BRIMSTONE COVEN: New Cosmic Hymn From Retro/Doom Metal Sorcerers Now Playing At Revolver; Release Day Draws Near

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

As retro doom metal sorcerers, BRIMSTONE COVEN, prepare for the official unveiling of their self-titled full-length and inaugural release for Metal Blade Records, today Revolver Magazine summons forth the cosmic echoes of “Children Of The Sun.”

Spawned in Wheeling, West Virginia in 2011, BRIMSTONE COVEN manifests a captivating amalgam of dark, smoky cult rock that echoes the eerie reverberations of Black Sabbath and Pentagram, mixed with the classic rock expressions of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, all the while preserving a vintage rock sound mixed with a style all their own. The outfit’s Metal Blade debut boasts seventeen inebriating tracks of manic occult conjurings – a combo of their self-released full-length and EP — complete with new mastering and the vintage art renderings of Creighton Hill.

In an advance review of the offering, Metal Underground relays, “Brimstone Coven should appeal to most of the occult rock set for its vintage sound and supernatural atmosphere that pervades throughout the album. The band’s use of dynamics is fantastic,” furthering that, “the band’s members have major chops and their foray into the occult is certainly alluring.” Against Magazine notes, “the dry sound can refer to Led Zeppelin, the blues soul derives directly from Black Sabbath and the solid structures scream Pentagram, but somehow BRIMSTONE COVEN manage to do it with a bit of own musical personality and self-consciousness,” while Sea Of Tranquility concurs, “this is not your typical stoner/doom release by any means. There is a psychedelic feel throughout the album that drifts between the riffs, adding the right amount of atmosphere and a somewhat spooky element that works quite well.” Adds The Obelisk, “Brimstone Coven is an album that righteously engages the tenets of classic doom. There’s an early ‘70s sway to the material, a looseness in the rhythm section of bassist Andrew D’Cagna and drummer Justin Wood, that gives the chugging, grooving riffs of guitarist Corey Roth both meat and movement, and vocalist ‘Big John’ Williams meshes with this modus perfectly, the layers of his voice harmonizing and calling to mind the natural feel and melodic range of grandiose ‘70s prog, working with the music surrounding to give cuts like ‘Behold, The Anunnaki,’ ‘The Black Door’ and ‘The Séance’ a mystique without sounding overblown or needlessly theatrical. It’s a careful balance and BRIMSTONE COVEN execute it well.”

Comments the band of latest premiere, “This song focuses lyrically on prehistoric cultures that saw our Sun as a Godhead, protector and creator.”

Fall into the gritty, psychedelic rock swagger of “Children Of The Sun,” courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, check out “Behold, The Anunnaki,” still streaming at The Obelisk at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, BRIMSTONE COVEN will bring their bewitching odes to the stage with additional ceremonies to be announced in the weeks to come.

7/31/2014 31st Street Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
9/27/2014 Chronic Tattoo – Cleveland, OH

Brimstone Coven will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on August 5th, 2014. Preorder you copy at THIS LOCATION where you can also sample delightfully jam-laden fifth cut, “The Grave.”

YOB: Clearing The Path To Ascend CD Preorder Bundles Now Available; Release Day Looms

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Two years after leveling the expectations of critics and listeners alike with Atma, Portland doom bringers,  YOB, prepare to unleash Clearing The Path To Ascend, an aptly titled album for what will undoubtedly be the crowning achievement for a band whose journey now nears two decades of creating music as commanding as it is cathartic. As is the YOB way, the tracks here don’t simply offer a vacuous glimpse into the already riff-soaked doom genre. These songs demand the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul – etching a mark across a sound that finds YOB as formidable and unequaled as they’ve ever been. True ascension requires a destruction of those barriers that prevent any movement forward. Unsurprisingly, YOB pummels any and all of these obstacles with absolute authority, clearing the way for a genuinely visceral listening experience and climbing upward into a realm that sets the band in a heavy metal place that has been and will always remain wholly their own.

Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, notorious for its reserve of vintage equipment, alongside longtime collaborator/iconic sound-sage Billy Barnett, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering, YOB will release Clearing The Path To Ascend on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via Relapse Records on September 2nd, 2014.

Clearing The Path To Ascend preorder bundles are currently available. For CD orders, point your browser HERE. For special T-shirt bundles, point your browser HERE.

YOB will bring their riff domination to the stage next month on two West Coast live incursions that will include a headlining performance at Portland’s Hoverfest alongside Witch Mountain, Eight Bells and more! The shows come in advance of the band’s previously announced overseas journey this Fall. Slated to commence on September 3rd, 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the band will level twenty-eight cities, the tour coming to a close on October 11th, 2014 at Desertfest in Antwerp, Belgium. YOB will be joined by Little Rock’s Pallbearer.

8/09/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Wounded Giant, Transient
8/23/2014 Hoverfest – Portland, OR [info]
w/ Pallbearer:
9/03/2014 Tivoli de helling – Utrecht, NL
9/04/2014 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
9/05/2014 Roadhouse – Manchester, UK
9/06/2014 Audio- Glasgow, UK
9/07/2014 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
9/08/2014 The Underworld – London, UK
9/10/2014 FZW – Dortmund, DE
9/11/2014 Vera  - Groningen, NL
9/12/2014 Atlas – Aarhus, DK
9/13/2014 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
9/14/2014 Hostsabbat @ Betong – Oslo, NO
9/16/2014 Tavastia – Helsinki, FI
9/17/2014 Slakthuset – Stockholm, SE
9/18/2014 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
9/19/2014 Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
9/20/2014 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL
9/21/2014 Bi Nuu – Berlin, DE
9/23/2014 Klub 007 – Prague, CZ
9/24/2014 Arena – Vienna, AT
9/25/2014 PMK – Innsbruck, AT
9/26/2014 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH
9/27/2014  Lo-fi Club – Milan, IT
9/29/2014 Le Romandie – Lausanne, CH
9/30/214 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
10/01/2014 Blackship – Montpellier, FR
10/02/2014 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, ES
10/03/2014 Villamanuela – Madrid, ES
10/04/2014 Amplifest – Porto, PT
10/05/2014 ES ESonora – Erandio, ES
10/06/2014 Le Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
10/07/2014 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR
10/08/2014 Glazart – Paris, FR
10/10/2014 Kyttaro Club – Athens, GR
10/11/2014 Desertfest – Antwerp, BE

As a precursor to the release, YOB is offering up two Clearing The Path To Ascend video teasers viewable below. Stay tuned for further YOB happenings to be announce in the weeks to come.

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MY BROTHER THE WIND: Details Of New LP From Swedish Cosmic Improv Rock Act Confirmed

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Sweden’s instrumental cosmic rock quartet, MY BROTHER THE WIND, is preparing for their third studio LP, Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One, to see release this Autumn via Free Electric Sound, the instrumental subdivision of The Laser’s Edge.

Boasting MY BROTHER THE WIND’s expansive, entirely improvised style of spacious, psychedelic rock completely void of vocals, Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs during a single day in January 2013, the band utilizing six and twelve string acoustic and electric guitars, mellotron, flute, bass, drums, congas and more to complete the task. The album was captured in full analog on 2″ tape courtesy of a 16 track Ampex from 1969 at Drop Out Analogue, in Åmål, Sweden, with engineering duties handled by Love Tholin, who used vintage flangers, plate reverbs and tape echoes to achieve the LP’s unrestrained sound and exceptionally organic tones, after which it was mixed by Tholin and the band, and mastered by Hans Fredriksson. Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One is also the first recording with the band’s new drummer Daniel Fridlund Brandt — who also handled the art direction with graphic designer Andreas Lindelöw — the lineup completed by Nicklas Barker, Mathias Danielsson, and Ronny Eriksson.

With the outfit’s four members hailing from Stockholm, Åmål, and Gothenburg, MY BROTHER THE WIND is a fully improvisational cosmic rock collective consisting of members of widely known Swedish acts Makajodama, Magnolia, Animal Daydream and most notably Anekdoten, one of the more widely recognized names in the 1990s prog rock revival. Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One captures the collective’s progressive soundscape qualities with incredible analog studio production. Expect forty-five sprawling minutes of the band’s most succinct material to date, recorded deep in the snowy, forested, Swedish wilderness. Those who frequent the works of Popol Vuh, Amon Duul, Sun Ra, Träd, Gräs Och Stenar, Albert Ayler, Ash Ra Tempel, Gong, Pink Floyd and other visionary, psychedelic rock artists are advised to investigate this act.

Free Electric Sound will release Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One via digital, CD and deluxe LP formats on October 14th. Stay tuned for audio from the album and further updates as the new album nears release.

Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One Track Listing:
1. Prologue
2. Song Of Innocence part 1
3. Song Of innocence part 2
4. Into The Cosmic Halo
5. Misty Mountainside
6. Garden Of Delights
7. Thomas Mera Gartz
8. Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One
9. Epilogue

LAGO: Phoenix Blackened Death Unit Drops Track From Debut Full-Length At No Clean Singing

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Underground metal zine, No Clean Singing, is now hosting an exclusive listen to the first single borne of Tyranny, the debut full-length from Phoenix, Arizona’s ominous deathsquad, LAGO.

After releasing their introductory Marianas EP in 2010, the year of the band’s inception, in 2012 LAGO released a two-track demo constructed by a partially revamped lineup, introducing the ideas which would become the full-length monstrosity that is now set for release as Tyranny. Recorded in the Fall of 2013 by Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording (Exhumed, Phobia, Landmine Marathon) and mastered in March 2014 by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering (Incantation, Exhumed, Today is the Day), Tyranny executes forty minutes of primal, pummeling death metal with a dissonant black metal edge through eight destructive tracks. A guest appearance by Jonny Davy from Job For A Cowboy is made on the track “Bring To Ruin.”

The fourth of the album’s eight works, “Concede To Oblivion” is now playing at No Clean Singing who issues of the traumatic experience, “LAGO deliver top-shelf death metal, like some hellish blackened offspring of early Morbid Angel and Disma, fully armed with an arsenal of impressive technical chops and infectious hooks. The music is suitably ominous and fearsome, but performed with distinctive flair. From this song alone, Tyranny has vaulted onto our list of highly anticipated 2014 albums.”

Stream “Concede To Oblivion” now at THIS LOCATION.

In addition to new widespread live actions from LAGO being devised, the band has sanctioned Saturday, September 20th as the date of their free hometown record release show, featuring support from a pile of additional regional underground acts.

LAGO Tyranny CD Release Show:
9/20/2014 Tempe Tavern – Phoenix, AZ w/ Sorrower, Meathook, Unholy Monarch, Cave Dweller, Deadspawn [info]

Tucson’s Battleground Records will release Tyranny on digipak CD and digital delivery on September 16th, 2014, while Swedish label Blood Harvest Records will be handling the vinyl edition. Preorder links and additional previews of the album will follow in the coming weeks.

Tyranny Track Listing:
1. I
2. The Tyranny of Men
3. Father Of All
4. Concede To Oblivion
5. Coming Cataclysm
6. Bring To Ruin
7. Reckoning
8. Pox Of The Weary

BRAINOIL: Tankcrimes To Reissue Self-Titled Debut From Punishing Sludge Power Trio This Fall; Preorders Available

Monday, July 28th, 2014

This September, Tankcrimes will reissue the debut full-length from Oakland-born punishing sludge power trio, BRAINOIL.

As long time contributors to the underground punk and metal scenes with members having collectively done time in Laudanum, Stormcrow, Watch Them Die, Destroy!, Dead Language, Grimple, Pig Heart Transplant and more, BRAINOIL’s sludge style is chock full of up-tempo crust-inspired breaks and monstrously baked breakdowns undoubtedly suited for diehards of Black Cobra, Iron Lung, Iron Monkey, Dystopia, Whitehorse, Buzzov*en and El Dopa. Originally released on Life is Abuse Records in 2003 but sold out for over five years, the monolithic Brainoil was recorded by Dan Rathburn at Polymorph Studios (Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone) and flaunts seven scathing anthems of sonic enormity.

Tankcrimes will bring this beast back to the public on September 14th, 2014 on CD and vinyl limited to 500 copies in two color variants: 150 – gold, bone, brown mashed vinyl and 350 – bone vinyl. All vinyl orders come with a download card to satiate your digital listening pleasures.

Brainoil Track Listing:
1. Dark Eyes of My Past
2. Naïve In A Bliss
3. Wielding Strength
4. Complete? / Lucid Vision
5. One Leaf Untouched
6. Inquisition
7. Support in Numbers

Catch BRAINOIL live on two special performances next month at Distress Fest in Seattle August 8th alongside Graves at Sea, Bell Witch, Ephemeros and more and then the Oakland Metro on August 25th for a scathing show with Dropdead, Noisem and Full Of Hell!

8/8/2014 Distress Fest Seattle @ Highline Bar – Seattle, WA w/ Graves at Sea, Bell Witch, Ephemeros, more
8/25/2014 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Dropdead, Noisem, Full Of Hell

Preorder Brainoil TODAY at THIS LOCATION.

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III: Ultimate Lineup Of Four-Day Extreme Gathering Confirmed

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The lineup and running order for the massive SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III: THE WESTERN FRONT aimed to overthrow Tucson, Arizona from October 16th through 19th has been finalized and announced.

With four nights of action between both the historic Rialto Theatre for the main stage events, and nearby The District Tavern for the kickoff and after-shows, the third and by far most massive installment of SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST takes this now annual extreme metal gathering up to an entirely new level.

Headlining acts for SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST III: THE WESTERN FRONT include NEUROSIS, SUNN O))) and GOATSNAKE. Since previous announcements, both THE FUCKING WRATH and NIGHT DEMON have left the lineup and replaced by Chicago’s The Atlas Moth and New Mexico-based Oryx, respectively. Additionally, Miami-based soloist AMIGO THE DEVIL has been added as the festival’s wandering troubadour for the weekend with impromptu sets at both venues throughout the event. The diverse lineup rounded out with PELICAN, -16-, THE BODY, EAGLE TWIN, BAPTISTS, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, PRIMITIVE MAN, BLACKQUEEN, OBLITERATIONS, NORTH, TAKE OVER AND DESTROY, SECRETS OF THE SKY, GODHUNTER, SEX PRISONER, SORXE, TWINGIANT, SPIRITUAL SHEPHERD, WINDMILL OF CORPSES and CONQUEROR WORM also locked into the itinerary.

Ticket packages for SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST are still available RIGHT HERE.

Additionally, SWTF III was prominently discussed in a massive cover feature for the Tucson Weekly with one of its creators, GODHUNTER’s David Rodgers, HERE.


October 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th
Rialto Theatre | The District Tavern
Tucson, Arizona

Thursday night: Kickoff show at The District:
10:00 – 10:30 Conqueror Worm (Tucson)
10:45 – 11:15 Twingiant (Phoenix)
11:30 – 12:15 Oryx (NM)
12:30 – 1:30 -(16)- (CA)

Friday night: Main show at Rialto:
6:30 – 7:00 Godhunter (Tucson)
7:15 – 7:55 Eagle Twin (UT)
8:10 – 9:00 Pelican (IL)
9:15 – 10:15 Goatsnake (CA)

Friday night: After show at The District:
10:30 – 11:00 Spiritual Shepherd (NV)
11:15 – 11:45 TOAD (Phoenix)
12:00 – 12:30 BlackQueen (WA)
12:45 – 1:45 The Atlas Moth (IL)

Saturday night: Main show at Rialto:
6:30 – 7:00 Sorxe (Phoenix)
7:15 – 7:45 Author & Punisher (CA)
8:00 – 8:40 The Body (OR)
8:55 – 10:45 Neurosis (CA)

Saturday night: After show at The District:
10:30 – 11:00 Windmill Of Corpses (Prescott)
11:15 – 11:45 Secrets Of The Sky (CA)
12:00 – 12:30 North (Tucson)
12:45 – 1:45 Primitive Man (CO)

Sunday night: Main show at Rialto:
6:00 – 6:30 Sex Prisoner (Tucson)
6:45 – 7:15 Obliterations (CA)
7:30 – 8:00 Baptists (Canada)
8:30 – 10:30 SUNN O))) (The planet Earth)

SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST was founded in 2012 by members of Tucson-based underground acts GODHUNTER, INOCULARA, DISEASED REASON and GREAT AMERICAN TRAGEDY in conjunction with local venues and businesses, in order to bring a full-bore event to underground music fans the Southwestern portion of the country. 2013’s event doubled in size from the maiden voyage, and now the third installment of the crushing event will bring an exceptional amount of additional new fans to the festival than ever before.

RABBITS: Opening Track From Untoward Let Out Of The Cage Via The A.V. Club; October European Tour Dates Begin To Leak

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Today, The Onion’s A.V. Club explores the depraved burrow in which Portland’s RABBITS inhabits, letting loose a dirge-strewn new single from their upcoming third LP, Untoward, nearing release on Lamb Unlimited. Contorted with untamed riffage and coprophagous lyrical tyranny, the unsmooth sounds of “Ever Mind” are a thunderously adequate introduction to this mutant, predatory trio and the latest mangled and raucous tonal destruction in the ongoing lineage of these undomesticated vertebrata.

“Like a shovelful of sludge to the skull, the record reeks of blood, mud, and the rancid pheromones of AmRep veterans like Cows and Killdozer,” states the Onion’s A.V. Club write-up coinciding with the track premiere. “There’s also a blunt, metallic thrust to the disc, best heard on ‘Ever Mind,’ one of Untoward’s least amiable onslaughts of prickly noise. Go ahead, cuddle it.”

Hear for yourself as “Ever Mind” grabs you by the throat and twirls you round and round, round and round, round and round… DO IT HERE.

The previously uncaged “Pack Up Your Shit” from Untoward is shredding via Invisible Oranges HERE.

Widespread live infestation in support of Untoward begins immediately, including the upcoming three-day, seven-show, twenty-five-band D.I.Y. “anti-fest” dubbed Festicide, running from August 15th through 17th in Portland, Oregon, booked by RABBITS and their resurrected outsider label, Eolian Empire. Amidst other live actions being sorted, the band has also announced the first installment of dates for their upcoming return to Europe this October. With nine dates confirmed and more to be announced in the coming days, the entire run will see the band alongside Norway’s eclectic Årabrot, whom RABBITS co-released their split 7” EP with last year.

Preorders for Untoward — digital download, as well as 12” 150-gram black wax cut at 45 RPM guaranteed to rip your face off — are accessible HERE.

8/16/2014 East End – Portland, OR @ Festicide w/ Honduran, Diesto, Towers [free matinee]
8/23/2014 The Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA w/ Prizehog
European tour w/ Årabrot:
10/10/2014 Blitz – Oslo, Norway
10/13/2014 Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium
10/15/2014 Star & Garter – Manchester, UK
10/16/2014 13th Note – Glasgow, UK
10/17/2014 The Windmill – London, UK
10/18/2014 Greed Door Store – Brighton, UK
10/19/2014 The Pits – Kortrijk, Belgium
10/20/2014 TBA – Liege, Belgium
10/21/2014 Terminus – Rennes, France

Untoward will be released on August 12th via Lamb Unlimited, the label spawned of Chris Spencer of Unsane and Alan Schneider of No More Records, the album exhaustingly tracked live to tape at Type Foundry, Portland in one day and mixed in two. The engineering duties on Untoward were tag-teamed by Jeremy Romagna (Trees, Tecumseh, Wives) and Fester (Nux Vomica, Usnea, Stoneburner), both of whom have recorded the majority of the band’s previous material, the tracks mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering, and the cover artwork hand-sewn by Anne Mersereau. Through RABBITS’s already unwelcoming tsunami of blaring amplification and sarcastic, parasitic methodology, the outsider trio unloads nearly a half-hour of their most centered but dynamic aggravation yet on Untoward.

EARSPLIT PR: Roundup From The Compound – July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28th, 2014

BLACK COBRA Confirms Month-Long Summer/Fall US Tour With Support From Lo PanBLACK COBRA today announces a more than month-long US Tour, set to begin in late August and running into the beginning of October. [More…]

SEPULTURA – Brazilian Metal Icons To Release Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio – In celebration of an astounding thirty-year career, SEPULTURA — who stands among Brazil’s most successful bands ever —  will unleash a new live offering entitled Sepultura And Les Tambours du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive At Rock In Rio. [More…]

INTERNAL BLEEDING: Iconic New York Death Metal Tyrants Prepare To Release Imperium; Artwork, Track Listing And In-Depth Album Synopsis Revealed + Carnival Of Death Tour Dates Announced – Iconic New York death metal tyrants, INTERNAL BLEEDING, will release their long-anticipated new full-length, Imperium, to the masses this Fall via Unique Leader Records. [More…]

OBLITERATIONS: Details Of Southern Lord-Bound Debut LP Confirmed – Southern Lord today dispatches the full details for Poison Everything, the debut full-length from Southern California’s unhinged punk/hardcore outfit, OBLITERATIONS. [More…]

LAE: Debut LP By Montreal Psychedelic Post-Rock Act To See Release Via The Compound/Battleground – Bringing a decade-and-a-half of silence to an end, Montreal-based quartet, LAE, is eager to release the band’s official debut full-length release, and the entire reincarnation of the band. [More…]

ELECTRIC FUNERAL: Cvlt Nation Streaming 2xLP Anthology From Swedish Raw Punk Unit – This week, Southern Lord issues the entire anthology-to-date from Swedish raw punk outfit, ELECTRIC FUNERAL, in the form of the 2xLP Total Funeral compilation, and now the entire collection is streaming in full at Cvlt Nation. [More…]

PORD: French Trio Unites With American Aftermath To Blaze You With Album-Opening Track – French noise rock trio, PORD — having recently announced the impending release of their sophomore LP, Wild, via Solar Flare Records — has united with American Aftermath for the unloading of the first sampling of the album. [More…]

OMMADON: UK Drone Duo To Release New Full-Length Via Domestic Genocide Records; New Track Streaming At Terrorizer – UK drone/doom duo, OMMADON, is set to release their monolithic new album, V, next month. [More…]

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Drummer Reed Mullin Forced To Sit Out Live Dates – Due to a torn rotator cuff, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin has been forced to sit out the band’s upcoming live dates. [More…]

EARTH: Primitive And Deadly Preorders Made Available; New Official Online Store Launched – Open-minded music fans the world over have long praised EARTH’s pioneering and visionary delivery of their slow-motion anthems from the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, to their more Americana-inclined direction of the early 2000s and beyond. [More…]

SOS: Stereokiller Streaming Fifth Album From Longtime NYC Act – As NYC-based heavy punk/hardcore hybrid act, SOS, comes within one week of releasing their fifth independent full-length, today online underground music community Stereokiller is streaming the entire Strength And Conditioning album. [More…]

DENVER BLACK SKY II Announces Exclusive Nausea/Annul Split 7″ Available To VIP Pass Holders – The bringers of DENVER BLACK SKY II — set to take place August 2nd and 3rd at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ — are pleased to announce the release of a special one-of-a-kind hand-lathed 7″ featuring Nausea and Annul! [More…]

ENTRAILS Celebrates “Total Death” With Cvlt Nation; Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection Out Now Via Metal Blade – In celebration of the official unearthing of Resurrected From The Grave – Demo Collection, the mammoth new compilation from Swedish death metal day-ruiners, ENTRAILS, today Cvlt Nation offers up the gnarled decadence of “Total Death.” [More…]

CRUCIFIED: Posthumous Recordings From Bay Area Act Confirmed For Release Via Get This Right Records – Get This Right Records is honored to announce the upcoming release of the final recordings from defunct hardcore/thrash outfit, CRUCIFIED, late this Summer. [More…]

COWARDS: French Sludge/Doom Act Confirms Repress Of Debut Album; Band To Record New LP – Fear not what their name implies, as this Paris-based quintet is anything but weak or inhibited in their delivery. [More…]

BLOODTRUTH: Unique Leader To Drop Debut From Italian Death Dealers This Fall; Teaser Video Posted – California-based Unique Leader Records declares war with the addition of vicious Italian quartet, BLOODTRUTH, to their perpetually-expanding army of extreme metal architects. [More…]

IDES OF GEMINI: Otherworldly Conjurors Unleash Old World New Wave Trailer – As Old World New Wave, the long-awaited new full-length from Los Angeles’ otherworldly doom weavers, IDES OF GEMINI, draws near, today the band offers up a haunting new trailer to whet the appetites of fans hungry for their forthcoming platter of ethereal nightmares. [More…]

Fourth Installment Of Cvlt Nation’s Compilation Series Now Playing With JOY DIVISION’s Unknown Pleasures – CVLT Nation is proud to present the fourth covers compilation in their ongoing series, The CVLT Nation Sessions, with JOY DIVISION’s Unknown Pleasures. [More…]

LO-PAN: Ohio Riff Rock Peddlers To Release New Full-Length Via Small Stone This Fall; Artwork + Track Listing Unveiled – Long-running Ohio riff rock peddlers, LO-PAN, are pleased to unveil the details of their long awaited new full-length fittingly titled, Colossus. [More…]

SORXE: Phoenix Doom/Sludge Metal Act Sets Debut Album For Summer Release – Phoenix, Arizona-based sludge/doom metal quartet, SORXE, has recently recorded and finalized the audio for their upcoming debut full-length release, Surrounded By Shadows. [More…]

AMERICAN HERITAGE To Issue Sixth Album Via Solar Flare Records This Autumn - Clermont-Ferrand, France-based Solar Flare Records proudly announces the signing of Chicago-based quartet, AMERICAN HERITAGE, for the release of the band’s recently completed sixth full-length album. [More…]

BIG BLACK CLOUD To Issue Lessons in Fuck You 2 EP Via Eolian Empire – Portland’s furious sci-fi punks, BIG BLACK CLOUD, are back from the lab with their latest dirty bomb, the cassette EP Lessons In Fuck You 2. [More…]

Contact or for interviews with the above artists, or bands listed below with current and/or pending tour dates; keep up to date on all Earsplit-related tour offensives at our Live Actions page HERE.


BLACK COBRA Confirms Month-Long Summer/Fall US Tour With Support From Lo Pan

Friday, July 25th, 2014

BLACK COBRA today announces a more than month-long US Tour, set to begin in late August and running into the beginning of October.

With thirty-two cities confirmed to endure the BLACK COBRA live treatment at press time, the actions begin in Phoenix, Arizona on August 28th, then spiraling though the Southeast, up the East Coast and back across the country in a downward slash on their way back to their Bay Area homelands. Direct support for BLACK COBRA on all dates will be provided by Ohio riff rock quartet, Lo Pan.

With relentless dexterity and viciousness, as a meager duo, San Francisco’s BLACK COBRA delivers an even more concussive attack on stage than their already decimating recordings relay, with a backline to blow away bands with lineups more than twice their size. The band’s unhinged sludge metal loaded with neck-mangling time switch-ups and songwriting as devastating as their delivery is loud, unloaded with the most rampant punk rock energy, BLACK COBRA has proven their live devastation with endless devotion since their 2001 inception, the band having played nearly seven hundred shows worldwide since then.

Stand by for updates from BLACK COBRA as the band soon records their next LP, due for release in early 2015.

BLACK COBRA US Tour w/ Lo Pan:
8/28/2014 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
8/29/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
8/30/2014 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
8/31/2014 Doublewide – Dallas, TX
9/02/2014 Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/03/2014 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
9/04/2014 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
9/05/2014 Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
9/06/2014 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/07/2014 Gramps – Miami, FL
9/08/2014 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
9/09/2014 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/10/2014 The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
9/11/2014 Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
9/12/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/13/2014 The Pinch – Washington, DC
9/14/2014 Dusk – Providence, RI
9/15/2014 Nectars – Burlington, VT
9/16/2014 TT The Bears – Boston, MA
9/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2014 Saint Vitus – New York, NY
9/19/2014 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
9/20/2014 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/22/2014 Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/24/2014 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/26/2014 Replay – Lawrence, KS
9/27/2014 Lost Lake Lounge - Denver, CO
9/28/2014 Burt’s Tiki Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2014 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
10/01/2014 The Garage – Ventura, CA
10/02/2014 New Parish – Oakland, CA